byon 03-04-2011 at 10:22 AM (341 Views)
Today is March 4th, which is a day with special meaning for me. It's my grandfather's birthday, and while he is no longer with us, I carry in my heart his legacy of persistence and determination. I am not perfect, every day I spend as a raw vegan is not perfect, but I am learning to live my life with balance so that I can maintain my sanity while supporting the somewhat radical choices I make in life.
Since my last blog, I've been raw for all but a few days. I've decided this time around that I will share in special celebrations with family. Last week we celebrated my grandmother's 96th birthday at my favorite Italian restaurant. Yes, I paid for it afterwards. My belly was not happy with me. But I enjoyed feeling like part of the family. Sure you can say I'm sacrificing my health just to feel like I fit in, but I see it as more than that.
Nonetheless, I will continue to March Forth in my raw life and enjoy every thing that life has to give me, whether it be the incredible raw bounty that nourishes my body, or the time with family that nourishes my soul.